Guidance to Applicants
The document “Advice Sheet 1” outlines the essential elements of the approval application process. You are strongly recommended to read this before proceeding further with your application.
Please note that as from 1 June 2015 we are changing our policy so that any application for approval which has not progressed for six months will be closed and a new application will need to be made.
2. Product Re-approval
In order to provide assurances that products included in the list have not changed and so continue to be suitable for contact with drinking water, all products are now subject to a re-approval process five years after the initial approval date.
3. Advice Sheets
Advice Sheet 1 gives an overview of the regulatory requirements and explains how to make an application for approval. Advice sheet 2 gives guidance on what will be required in your Instructions for Use document – it is very important that any IFU submitted to us conforms fully with these requirements, otherwise your applications may be delayed. Advice sheet 11 explains the re-approval process.
The remaining sheets provide information on the application requirements for certain product types. In addition, a range of Application forms are available, please see section 4 below.
Currently the following Advice Sheets are available:-
4. Application Forms* (MS Word Format unless specified)
*Note: in order to complete the appropriate application form you may need to ask your supplier(s) to send confidential formulation information directly to us. Please click here for letters to use for this purpose.